Signs Of Spring

      The signs of spring are everywhere; the air is soft and warm,
      No longer will we hear the forecast of a winter storm.
      The robins running on the ground and sensing with their feet,
      The movement of the earthworms as they search for food to eat.

      The days are getting longer and the sun seems big and bright,
      And daylight savings time will make it seem a shorter night.
      The birds start singing earlier each morning before dawn,
      As if they also know by instinct winter now is gone.

      Little buds upon the trees are poking out their heads,
      Tiny stalks are popping up out in the flowerbeds.
      Treetops that were barren when the winter winds would blow,
      Now are filled with baby squirrels just running to and fro.

      The morning paper that was filled with winter sort of ads,
      Now is filled with grills and lawnmowers calling out to dads.
      Garden center parking lots for months were cold and dark,
      Now you must shop early if you want a place to park.

      So many signs that spring is coming and is finally here,
      The weather now is warming up at this time of year.
      Of all the signs that spring is here that leave me with no doubt,
      The orange construction barrels spring up and traffic cops are out.

~ James A. Kisner ~

[ by James A. Kisner © 2005 ( -- {used with permission} ]


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